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about how to make ends meet. it's time for us in washington to do the same. here in the senate, it seems to me that we're always fighting about something that might not change anaheim soon, but more than not, i believe we can rise to a great common ground of a great national purpose. i believe with all of my heart that this is one of those times. thank you, mr. president, and i yield the floor. >> now texas republican kay bailey hutchison from the senate floor but the lack of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> the senator from texas. >> mr. president, we are here just hours before a looming deadline that is going to affect just about every american in some way and i do believe that both sides of the aisle and both sides of the rotunda want to come to a conclusion that will keep us from having what looks like a complete meltdown of governing in washington. someone asked the question in one of our conferences, when was the last time that congress was in session and voting between christmas and new year's. the answer was since 1970 there has not been such a session and it has actually hap
's for several years. >> three years. i have been with the ministry before i was a deputy. >> here in washington you are known as mr. anne applebaum. >> i am proud to be married to anne. >> seven years ago. >> he looks so young. >> does he look that young today? >> he looks wonderful. >> what does that mean that he is now a minister of poland? how does that figure into your interested? >> it does not figure in directly. i have a background in knowledge i would not have otherwise. he does not influence me in a direct way. he is not sitting with me in the archives while i am looking of what happened to the hon. film director in 1947, -- while i am looking at what happened to the hungarian film director in 1947. having this connection gives me some empathy and what happened there. >> what are the residuals from two today in i eastern europe? anything? >> one of the things that happened since 1989 is the region we used to call eastern europe has become very differentiated. these countries no longer have anything in common with one another, except a common memory of communist occupation. poland is as
corridor of the united states. it includes washington, philadelphia, new york city and boston. the hearing was held last thursday and is about 2 1/2 hours. >> good morning and welcome to this hearing of the house transportation and infrastructure committee. welcome, everyone this morning. please you could join us. the title of the hearing is the northeast corridor future and options for high-speed rail development, opportunities for private sector participation. the order of business will be opening statements by members. we have another member who has joined us and we'll have an individual panel and then we will go to our next panel of witnesses. we will question them and proceed with the hearing in that order. let me make a couple of custodial announcements. i apologize, the other day we try to get the official hearing -- i am sorry, the official committee room photo of the committee. we will reschedule that and if the votes are cancelled on monday, i do not know if they have made that announcement, if they do, we will probably shift the official photo to wednesday morning. folks may not
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